This week I am sending seven orphans off to the Burning Man! Before you call the police, read Christina's post over on a few scraps. She and her husband are planning to take a treadle sewing machine to the extraordinary sounding Burning Man Festival for what she describes as "a fun experiment in collaborative art". I like the idea of my humble British patchwork being sewn into something new and wonderful in the Nevada desert, so volunteered to make and send a few blocks. The blocks needed to be 12 inches, so I added random scraps and borders to a few orphans left over from various quilting projects. They are very random - I almost literally picked up bits and pieces of fabrics lying around my sewing area and added them :-). Hopefully they will fit the bill!
In other quilty news, I have decided to sign up to Lily Quilts' Hexalong. I have already re-started on my hexagon scrap quilt from last summer so will carry on with this, but having seen the beautiful hexagon sampler quilt posted here, I *may* have to start a new project to make something along these lines too. This will be my main quilting project for the upcoming months, cos I am still having trouble using my sewing machine much without exacerbating my back pain. Grrrrrrr. But an excuse to hand sew isn't such a bad thing ;-)
Oh, and not forgetting this week's Good Things:
If you'd have asked me, I'd have said it hadn't been a very good week, but keeping this journal just goes to show me that good things are happening all the time, if only you take the time to notice them!